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23 Delicious Ways To Cook A Pork Shoulder

It's cheap, it's tender, and it's so much easier to cook than you think. Basically, it's just a matter of setting your oven really low and having the strength to walk away.

There are actually two different cuts that get called pork shoulder: "Boston butt" and "picnic shoulder."

If you can, stick to the "Boston butt" cut. It's more common in supermarkets, and it's what most recipes call for.

BUT, if you can only find a "picnic shoulder," feel free to substitute.

1. Bo Ssam, Momofuku Style

2. Sichuan Noodle and Pork Shoulder Soup

3. Peachy Pork-A-Bobs

4. Braised Pork Ragu

5. Braised Pork Shoulder

6. Pork Shoulder Roast with Citrus Mojo and Green Sauce

7. Pork Shoulder Braised with Apples

8. Chile-Braised Pork Shoulder Tacos

9. Pork Shoulder Braised in Milk

10. Chile Verde

11. Shortcut Smoked Pork Shoulder

12. Pork, Apple, and Cider Pie

13. 6-Hour Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder

14. Porchetta Style Roast Pork Shoulder

15. Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

16. Crockpot Pulled Pork Chili

17. Pernil Asado

18. Miso Braised Pork Shoulder

19. Homesick Texan Carnitas

20. Balsamic Honey Pulled Pork

21. Cherry Roasted Pork Shoulder with Pickled Cabbage and Crudites

22. Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Pasta

23. Matilda, Maple, and Garlic Pork Shoulder with Crispy Skin

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